I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project January Executive Steering Committee Meeting

January 20, 2021

For more information, contact: April deLeon-Galloway, 971-233-6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us

The public is invited to attend the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Executive Steering Committee meeting.

On Monday, January 25, the Executive Steering Committee will meet online from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page for more information.

Anyone can observe the meeting and share comments via email, phone or online:

  • Email comments on specific agenda items to info@I5RoseQuarter.org with the committee name in the subject line.
  • Submit comments via phone at the project’s hotline: 503-470-3127.
  • The facilitator will also provide an opportunity for online participants to provide comments during the meeting via phone (the number is provided at the beginning of the meeting and listed on the events page).

Comments received by 11:00 a.m. the business day before the meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

This is a virtual meeting in response to Governor Brown’s directive on physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our communities. The meetings will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

All project committee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a virtual meeting but cannot attend by phone or computer, or you require language accommodations, please contact the project team at 503-470-3127 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

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Majority of Portland metro residents support the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project

For more information, contact:  April deLeon-Galloway, 971-233-6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us

December 15, 2020

A public survey was conducted September 8 through 28 2020 to better understand community vision and values for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project and project area. After respondents learned about the project, 77 percent of Portland area respondents and 83 percent of African American respondents support the project. This survey was conducted separate from the online open house survey that was available in late November 2020.

“We are pleased that the results of this statistically valid survey support that the need for the project has not changed since it was identified and funded in House Bill 2017,”said Megan Channell, Project Director.

A total of 605 adults in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties were asked a variety of questions ranging from their view on project elements to highway cover uses and project values. In line with the project values around restorative justice and elevating Black voices, the survey included an oversample of the African American community that better reflects the Albina community (rather than the region). African Americans comprised 8 percent of respondents.

Among all elements of the project, the most popular were I-5 highway improvements.

  • 81% of respondents support the addition of shoulders
  • 77% of respondents support the addition of auxiliary lanes in the project area.

Following direction from the OTC in April 2020, ODOT, in collaboration with project partners, hired an independent consultant to evaluate the highway cover design options. Respondents were asked about their preferences for how to use the highway covers. Their responses will inform the work of the independent highway cover assessment team. Among all respondents, preferences varied, but all of the options were popular.

  • 77% of respondents want to see more outdoor areas such as parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields.
  • 86% of African American respondents want to see buildings containing affordable space for community organizations.
  • 86% of African American respondents support project elements for restorative justice and community cohesion.

Respondents were asked to choose their top priority for the use of the highway covers.

  • Buildings for affordable housing rated the highest with 26% support from all respondents.
  • 27% of African American respondents chose community gathering places as a top priority.
  • 19% of African American respondents support affordable housing as a second priority.

Respondents also ranked their support of stated project values.

  • 75% of all repondents ranked mobility-related project values and outcomes high. (e.g., congestion, safety, and travel times).
  • 87% of African American respondents chose climate action and public health as their top project value.
  • 83% of African American respondents supported restorative justice as the second most important project value.

“This survey is just one of the many outreach tools we use to obtain community input,” Channell said. “We will add this feedback to other input we’ve received, which will allow us to build a project that best reflects the community it serves and is built for the community.”

The margin of error for a survey of 605 interviews is ±4.0 percent at the 95 percent confidence level for each individual sample. The margin of error is higher for subsamples, including the African American subgroup at ±13.9 percent.

About the project

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is committed to supporting a safer, more just and inclusive Albina community and greater Portland region. The project will make local, regional, and international travel more predictable and reduce frequent crashes on the I-5 corridor, supporting Oregon’s economy, and will create new community connections to support future economic development. The historic Albina community must benefit from the investment of this project.

The I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project is one of several projects in ODOT’s Comprehensive Congestion Management Plan. This plan recognizes that single projects alone cannot independently solve the region’s congestion problems – a holistic, comprehensive, system-wide approach will deliver results for the region and the state.

Learn more about the project and sign up for email updates at:

www.i5RoseQuarter.org

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Community Oversight Advisory Committee Meeting Virtually on December 10 and Executive Steering Committee Meeting on December 14

December 8, 2020

For more information, contact: April deLeon-Galloway, 971-233-6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us

The public is invited to attend both the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Community Oversight Advisory Committee and the Executive Steering Committee meeting.

On Thursday, December 10, the Community Oversight Advisory Committee will be meeting online from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page from more information.

On Monday, December 14, the Executive Steering Committee will meet online from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page for more information.

Anyone can observe the meeting and share comments via email, phone or online:

  • Email comments on specific agenda items to info@I5RoseQuarter.org with the committee name in the subject line.
  • Submit comments via phone at the project’s hotline: 503-470-3127.
  • The facilitator will also provide an opportunity for online participants to provide comments during the meeting.

Comments received by 11:00 a.m. the business day before the meeting will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

This is a virtual meeting in response to Governor Brown’s directive on physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our communities. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

All project committee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a virtual meeting but cannot attend by phone or computer, or you require language accommodations, please contact the project team at 503-470-3127 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

 

MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.

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Если вы хотите чтобы информация об этом проекте была переведена на русский язык, пожалуйста, звоните по телефону 503-731-4128.

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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project’s Community Oversight Advisory Committee Meeting Virtually on October 15

October 9, 2020

For more information, contact: April deLeon-Galloway, 971-233-6514, april.m.deleon@odot.state.or.us

The public is invited to attend the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Community Oversight Advisory Committee meeting.

On Thursday, October 15, the Community Oversight Advisory Committee will meet online from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Please visit the project’s events page for more information.

Anyone can observe the meeting and share comments via email, phone, or at the virtual meeting:

  • Email comments on specific agenda items to info@I5RoseQuarter.org with the committee name in the subject line.
  • Submit comments via phone at the project’s hotline: 503-470-3127.
  • The facilitator will also provide an opportunity for online participants to provide comments during the meeting.

Comments received by 11:00 a.m. the business day before the meeting and will be shared with committee members in advance. All written and voice recorded comments received will be added to the meeting record.

This is a virtual meeting in response to Governor Brown’s directive on physical distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of exposure to our communities. The meeting will also be livestreamed on YouTube.

All project committee meetings are open to the public. If you wish to attend a virtual meeting but cannot attend by phone or computer, or you require language accommodations, please contact the project team at 503-470-3127 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE

For ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services, or more information call 503-731-4128, TTY 800-735- 2900 or Oregon Relay Service 7-1-1.

Si desea obtener información sobre este proyecto traducida al español, sírvase llamar al 503-731-4128.

Nếu quý vị muốn thông tin về dự án này được dịch sang tiếng Việt, xin gọi 503-731-4128.

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